Weekly Book Newsletter
6 March 2013

Rebecca James’ ‘Sweet Damage’ x

Sweet Damage is the hotly anticipated new book from Rebecca James, whose debut YA thriller Beautiful Malice generated much hype around her reported million dollar... Read more

McDonald wins 2013 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award x

Wellington illustrator Patrick McDonald has won the 2013 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award, which is sponsored by Random House New Zealand. McDonald will receive a cash... Read more

New name for ‘First Tuesday Book Club’ x

The ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club has been renamed the Book Club. A spokesperson for the program told Books+Publishing that the First Tuesday Book Club... Read more

ABA launches conference website; registrations open x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has launched a dedicated website for its 2013 conference, which will be held at the Hilton Adelaide on 16 and... Read more

Black Inc. announces ‘Best Australian’ editors x

Black Inc. has announced the editors of its annual ‘Best Australian’ series of anthologies. Kim Scott is editor of The Best Australian Stories 2013, Robert... Read more

International Library News x

Yale library announces winners of $1.35 million Windham Campbell Prizes In the US, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University has announced... Read more

Australian library associations collaborate on anti-cyberbullying project x

A new project designed to increase the participation of school library staff in schools’ efforts to reduce cyberbullying has been announced by the Australian Library... Read more

Winning design for Green Square Library and Plaza announced x

Sydney City Council has announced the winner of the international architectural competition for the new Green Square Library and Plaza. Felicity Stewart and Matthias Hollenstein... Read more

In brief x

Library industry welcomes Federal Government education reform, but says more can be done The Australian School Library Association (ASLA), the Australian Library and Information Association... Read more

Vic govt announces third round of funding for Living Libraries Infrastructure Program x

The Victorian government has opened the third round of funding for its Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, worth $17.2 million over four years. Libraries may apply... Read more

In brief x

New library for Lincoln NZ A new library and service centre will be built in the town of Lincoln, south of Christchurch, New Zealand, beginning... Read more

International Library News x

Bodleian Library receives Oxfam archive, Wellcome Trust grant In the UK, Oxfam has donated 10,000 boxes of archive material to the Bodleian Library in Oxford,... Read more

Zoe Dattner on lessons from the TOC conference x

‘As with any conference, some content was more relevant or insightful than other content, and one of the things that stood out markedly was just... Read more

Henderson to return to Random House x

Fiona Henderson will join Random House in the role of nonfiction publisher on 11 March. Henderson, who previously worked for Random House in the role... Read more

Larsen appointed Writers Victoria director x

Kate Larsen has been appointed director of Writers Victoria and will start in the role on 13 May. Larsen, an arts administrator, writer and poet,... Read more

Changes at NSW Writers’ Centre x

Pantera Press CEO Alison Green, literary agent and publicist Benython Oldfield, author Emily Maguire, and author and editor Jean Bedford have joined the board of... Read more

Higgins joins Fuse Group x

Jeff Higgins has joined Fuse Group Australia as sales manager for the books division. Higgins, who started in the role on 4 March, has previously... Read more

Jones joins ABA as marketing/project officer x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has appointed Steve Jones to the newly created position of marketing/project officer. Jones is a former manager of Books Kinokuniya... Read more

Dattner appointed Small Press Network president x

Former Small Press Network (SPN) general manager Zoe Dattner has been appointed president of the organisation. Dattner, who stepped down as general manager in January, replaces... Read more

Farmer joins Murdoch Books x

Christine Farmer has joined Allen & Unwin in the role of publicity manager for Murdoch Books. Farmer, previously publicity and communications director at HarperCollins Australia... Read more

Fulton joins Victorian Book Agencies x

Joel Fulton has joined Victorian Book Agencies as a partner in the recently established business. Fulton previously worked for Dennis Jones & Associates. (See news.)

APA Book Design Awards x

The shortlist of winners for the prestigious annual Book Design Awards will soon be announced on the Australian Publishers Association (APA) website and facebook. A... Read more

ABIA nominations to open soon. x

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) recognise the industry’s most talented authors, publishers and booksellers. Categories such as Book of the Year, Publisher of the Year and... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions open for booking:  2013 Education Information Seminar, Sydney 14-15 March. Full program now available. For the first time,... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop x

The recent Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. workshop, ‘Editing scientific, technical and medical documents’ was sold out so quickly that a repeat workshop has been scheduled... Read more

Editors Victoria: Editing an Anthology x

Editors Victoria will present Editing an Anthology: Interview with Kent MacCarter & Ali Lemer. The recently published Joyful Strains (Affirm Press) is an anthology of twenty-seven... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Assocation (APA) professional development sessions are open for bookings. 2013 Education Information Seminar, Sydney 14-15 March For the first time, this event is... Read more

APA Book Design Awards x

The shortlist of winners for the prestigious annual Book Design Awards will soon be announced on the Australian Publishers Association (APA) website and facebook. A... Read more

Get Reading! Calling all book retail staff! x

Calling all book retail staff! Tell us your favourite books from last year and be in the draw to win an iPad Mini!

Get Reading! is looking for the next 50 Books You Can’t Put Down, and we’d love some input from book retailer staff.

To be in the draw to win an iPad Mini, with Wi-Fi and 32GB, visit www.getreading.com.au/bookstores. The login password is ‘bookseller’, and there you’ll be able to enter your details and list the 5 titles you most loved reading or selling in the past year.

All staff from book retail outlets can enter and you have until the 22nd of March to enter, so spread the word!

Your nominations will be passed on to the Get Reading! guide selection panel and will be considered alongside nominations from publishing companies.

For your chance to win, register and enter NOW at getreading.com.au


John Wiley and Sons - Agency Transfer x

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing USA announces the purchase of assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Effective March 5, 2013 HMH will become the publisher of record for select John Wiley & Sons product, including assets of John Wiley & Sons’ culinary collection, the Webster’s New World Dictionary and the Cliffs Notes Programmes.   The distributor of these lists throughout Australia and New Zealand will be Peribo Pty Limited.  
Wiley Australia will cease distribution on 22 February 2013.   Peribo will commence distribution on 7 March and will shortly have complete lists of the titles involved for distribution to the trade.  Peribo will not accept returns of titles supplied by Wiley (see below).
Peribo contacts:
Email info@peribo.com.au
Within Australia (02) 9457-0011
From Overseas +612 9457 0011
Within Australia 02 9457 0022
From Overseas +612 9457 0022
By Mail to
Peribo Pty Limited
58 Beaumont Road
Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW 2080

Wiley Australia

Wiley Australia will cancel all back orders held for these products on 7 March and advise their customers accordingly. These customers should re-order from Peribo as required.Wiley will accept and process authorised returns requests of divested titles supplied by Wiley up until 22 May 2013. All returns must be pre-authorised as per our normal trading terms and returned to the Wiley Australian Distribution Centre by the 22 May 2013. 
For pre-authorisation of returns by Wiley please contact: 
Within Australia Toll-free fax: 1800 802 258
From Overseas Fax: + 61 7 3352 7107
By Mail to
Wiley Customer Service
PO Box 3065
Stafford BC
Qld, 4053




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